Skip to main content

The Internet Archive Software Collection

The Internet Archive Software Collection is the largest vintage and historical software library in the world, providing instant access to millions of programs, CD-ROM images, documentation and multimedia.

The collection includes a broad range of software related materials including shareware, freeware, video news releases about software titles, speed runs of actual software game play, previews and promos for software games, high-score and skill replays of various game genres, and the art of filmmaking with real-time computer game engines.

Some highlighted collections:

The Old School Emulation Center (TOSEC) is a retrocomputing initiative dedicated to the cataloging and preservation of software, firmware and resources for microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. The main goal of the project is to catalog and audit various kinds of software and firmware images for these systems. TOSEC catalogs over 200 unique computing platforms and continues to grow. The project has identified and cataloged over 450,000 different software images/sets, consisting of over 3.60TB of software, firmware and resources. The goal of the TOSEC project is to maintain a database of all software and firmware images for all microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. In addition to this, the project also catalogs other computing and gaming resources such as software and hardware manuals, magazine scans and computing catalogs.

The CD Archive collects thousands of Shareware and Cover CD-ROMs from the heyday of the CD-ROM (late 1980s to mid 2000s) and provides ISO images as well as links inside these collections of software. With over 2,500 discs now hosted, the archive allows access to a wide range of historical collections, including curations by defunct groups like Walnut Creek and Linux/Unix distributions of the past. Other CD-ROMs include images and digitized music, documentation sets and game modifications. Most of these CD-ROMs can be downloaded as .ISO or .CDR files, as well as browsed online through the Internet Archive's file listing interface.

The DEMU collection is a curated collection hosting over 4,000 classic PC-based games from a quarter century. The collection contains shareware, freeware, and demo programs, all DOS or Windows-based.

The FTP Site Boneyard is a collection of various FTP sites from around the internet, gathering what were once the dominant form of file transfer online but which have fallen to the wayside in favor of other update servers and cloud-based storage. From the mid 1980s to the late 2000s, FTP sites would gather various needed patches, programs, utilities or information and make it available in a quick, seamless fashion. This boneyard contains many prominent FTP sites of the past, including MPOLI.FI and its ancient machine drivers, ftp.netscape.com and ftp.lotus.com. In all, many gigabytes of historical files are located here.

Many times, contributions and collections come in the form of a disk drive, or the output from a single hard drive's contents. Instead of delaying these items until they can be curated, the Disk Drives collection provides access to these large file repositories. In most cases, these collections can be browsed online, allowing access to all manner of user-created software writing dating from the 1980s-1990s period.

Built from the cache of an ISP that stopped providing a mirror after many years, the Linux Distributions collection contains many Linux and other Free OS distributions going back to the dawn of open-source operating systems. The collection primarily contains ISOs of the original CD and DVD-ROMs.

Many other groups are working hard to save and provide easier access to vintage software. Besides preserving the data off the original medium, these groups also classify, curate, and describe the software for historical context. In some cases, additional programs are provided to analyze the works and allow modern computers to access the material. The vintage software contains the many different efforts put out by these groups.

Be sure to browse the Software Sites collection, which gathers a number of now-dormant mirrors and collections to allow continued access to the older materials. Among the highlights are a 2004 TUCOWS mirror, a 2012 GITHUB gathering of deleted files, and others.

Finally, do not miss the Open Source Software Collection, which is the default contribution space for the users of the Internet Archive to keep copies of software available to all. Tens of thousands of programs, distributions and provisions are located here.

The Software Collection primarily provides the actual binary data for programs, as well as the original storage archives for files. If you are looking for manuals, books, or printed information, there are a number of other collections at the archive, including sections for manuals, computer magazines, computer newsletters and computer books.

Please contact Jason Scott, software curator at the Internet Archive, with questions, suggestions or possible donations to the collection.


More right-solid
More right-solid
More right-solid
More right-solid
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Archived
Creator
CD-ROM Software Collection
collection
26,851
ITEMS
29.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 29.3M
One of the most historically important artifacts to come from the home computer telecommunications revolution was shareware CDs, compact discs put out by companies containing hundreds of megabytes of shareware. Initially containing less than the full capacity of the discs (600mb, later 700mb) these items eventually began brimming with any sort of computer data that could be packaged and sold. As material "ran out", that is, as sellers of these CDs found they were unable to easily find...
APK Archive
collection
19,857
ITEMS
22.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 22.4M
A collection of APK (Android Package) Software Programs uploaded by various users.
CD-ROM Software Library
collection
17,286
ITEMS
18.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 18.6M
This is a wide and variant collection of CD-ROM based software, that is, software that came on a CD-ROM for installation on computers, or played in consoles. Ranging from applications and games to gatherings of public-domain software or clip art, the heyday of the CD-ROM is roughly 1989 to 2001. In all cases, the capacity of the CD-ROM stayed steady at 640-700mb a side, although some used tricks to claim they had more (due to compression, or adding up both sides of two-sided CD-ROMs). Most are...
Shareware CD-ROMs
collection
2,764
ITEMS
6.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 6.6M
One of the most historically important artifacts to come from the home computer telecommunications revolution was shareware CDs, compact discs put out by companies containing hundreds of megabytes of shareware. Initially containing less than the full capacity of the discs (600mb, later 700mb) these items eventually began brimming with any sort of computer data that could be packaged and sold. As material "ran out", that is, as sellers of these CDs found they were unable to easily find...
Topics: Mark Fugitt, Mike Laybourn, sysop, RBBS software
The DOOM Level CD Collection
collection
64
ITEMS
4.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 4.7M
"Doom WAD is the default format of package files for the video game Doom or its sequel Doom II, that contain sprites, levels, and game data. WAD stands for "Where's All the Data?" Immediately after its release in 1993, Doom attracted a sizeable following of players who created their own mods for WAD files—packages containing levels, graphics and other game data—and played a vital part in spawning the mod-making culture which is now commonplace for first-person shooters....
CD-ROM Images
collection
9,545
ITEMS
4.4M
VIEWS
by Various
collection
eye 4.4M
These are images of CD-ROM software that do not have any other major documentation or scans. While they may have useful information, some effort will be required to extract the data.
APK Archive
software
eye 2.2M
favorite 2
comment 1
Baixar a última versão do GBWhatsApp no Videos do Povo.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: gbwhatsapp, gb whastapp, baixar gbwhatsapp
APK Archive
software
eye 1.7M
favorite 6
comment 3
UFO Build
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: UFO Build wizard txt
CD and DVD Coverdiscs
collection
3,481
ITEMS
1.4M
VIEWS
by Various
collection
eye 1.4M
In the early years of home computer ownership, magazines and newsletters might come bundled with a floppy disk to make it easier to load up programs discussed within their pages. These attached floppies (and cassettes as well) might have one or two programs on them. After the dawn of CD-ROMs, packed-in CD-ROMs (and later DVD-ROMs) expanded out into lauded utilities and games, and also included drivers, demos, promotional material (including game trailers), and ultimately could be entire...
Topics: software, magazines, cd-rom, dvd-rom, dvd, cd
Linux Distributions
collection
718
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.3M
The Linux Distribution Archive is a growing collection of media for the installation of Linux on various systems from the past 20 years. Since its formation in the early 1990s, the open source nature of Linux has ensured great variation in the release of distributions, including variations on floppy disk, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and online-only.
APK Archive
software
eye 1.3M
favorite 1
comment 0
Baixar a última versão do GBWhatsApp no Videos do Povo .
Topics: gbwhatsapp, gb whastapp, baixar gbwhatsapp
Android Apps
collection
15,619
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.1M
This collection contains Android apps and metadata. The Android apps and metadata have been collected based on research and open-source tools that were created at Columbia University as part of the PlayDrone project. 13 daily snapshots of apps from Google Play are provided, from 2014-10-19 to 2014-10-31, each day comprising metadata for over a million apps and binaries for all available free apps present in the market for a given day. For each day, a file...
KSP CKAN Mods
collection
16,274
ITEMS
1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1M
The CKAN is a metadata repository and associated tools to allow you to find, install, and manage mods for Kerbal Space Program. It provides strong assurances that mods are installed in the way prescribed by their metadata files, for the correct version of Kerbal Space Program, alongside their dependencies, and without any conflicting mods.
Topics: ksp, kerbal space program, mod, ksp ckan
The IPA Software Archive
collection
23,268
ITEMS
968,792
VIEWS
collection
eye 968,792
An .ipa file is an iOS application archive file which stores an iOS app. Each .ipa file includes a binary for the ARM architecture and can only be installed on an iOS device. Files with the .ipa extension can be uncompressed by changing the extension to .zip and unzipping. Most .ipa files cannot be installed on the iPhone Simulator because they do not contain a binary for the x86 architecture. To run applications on the simulator, original project files which can be opened using the Xcode SDK...
APK Archive
software
eye 935,505
favorite 1
comment 0
GB Whatsapp
Topic: GB Whatsapp
IBM PC Compatible CD-ROMs
collection
235
ITEMS
901,465
VIEWS
collection
eye 901,465
A collection of IBM PC CD-ROM Based Software, primarily from the 1990-2000 era.
APK Archive
software
eye 830,394
favorite 0
comment 0
whatsap
Topic: whatsap
Puppy Linux
collection
543
ITEMS
585,795
VIEWS
collection
eye 585,795
Puppy Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution that focuses on ease of use. The entire system can be run from RAM, allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system has started.
Topic: linux
APK Archive
software
eye 580,516
favorite 1
comment 0
FM WhatsApp 7.81
Topic: FM WhatsApp 7.81
PlayDrone APK's
collection
0
ITEMS
572,337
VIEWS
collection
eye 572,337
This collection contains Android APK's crawled from the Google Play store using PlayDrone .
APK Archive
software
eye 559,514
favorite 0
comment 0
Baixar última versão do GBWhatsApp no Videos do Povo .
Topic: gbwhatsapp
PlayDrone Metadata
collection
15,547
ITEMS
494,660
VIEWS
collection
eye 494,660
This collection contains metadata for the Android APK's in the playdrone-apk collection crawled from the Google Play store using PlayDrone .
APK Archive
software
eye 381,625
favorite 0
comment 0
Cartoon HD
Topic: Cartoon HD
Operating System CD-ROMs
collection
1,374
ITEMS
337,685
VIEWS
collection
eye 337,685
CD-ROMs of support for Operating Systems.
Arch Linux Historical Archive
collection
13,903
ITEMS
337,055
VIEWS
collection
eye 337,055
Arch Linux (or Arch /ɑːrtʃ/) is a Linux distribution for computers based on x86-64 architectures. This collection contains historical versions of all Arch Linux packages starting from September 2013.  It includes both x86_64 and i686 packages, up until November 2017 where support for i686 was dropped in Arch Linux. This complements the Arch Linux Archive which only keeps old packages for a few years.
Github Mirror by Narabot
collection
10,860
ITEMS
326,422
VIEWS
collection
eye 326,422
A collection of github projects and software automatically acquired by Narabot.
The IPA Software Archive
software
eye 309,239
favorite 0
comment 0
zz
Topic: zzz
APK Archive
software
eye 288,432
favorite 0
comment 0
Fm WhatsApp
Topic: Fm WhatsApp
Installation and Driver CD-ROMs
collection
268
ITEMS
271,249
VIEWS
by Various
collection
eye 271,249
CD-ROM images of driver discs, installation media, and documentation companions that were included with hardware or operating systems.
Commodore Amiga Compatible CD-ROMs
collection
285
ITEMS
265,116
VIEWS
collection
eye 265,116
A collection of CD-ROMs for the Commodore Amiga/CD32/CDTV, primarily from the 1990-2000 era.
Topic: Commodore Amiga
The IPA Software Archive
software
eye 220,438
favorite 0
comment 0
Yalu
Topic: Yalu
XBox CD-ROM Collection
collection
2,225
ITEMS
210,202
VIEWS
collection
eye 210,202
The Xbox is a home video game console and the first installment in the Xbox series of consoles manufactured by Microsoft. It was released on November 15, 2001 in North America, followed by Australia, Europe and Japan in 2002. It was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console market. It is a sixth generation console, and competed with Sony's PlayStation 2 and Nintendo's GameCube. It was also the first console produced by an American company since the Atari Jaguar ceased production in 1996.
The IPA Software Archive
software
eye 210,188
favorite 0
comment 0
nbgff
Topic: mmnbvv
PC Mania Magazine
collection
66
ITEMS
208,445
VIEWS
collection
eye 208,445
PC Mania is Bulgarian computer games media originally started as a computer magazine and transformed into on-line game media in the beginning of 2009. It is a prime Bulgarian on-line media source for gaming, Internet, and technology. It was established in 1998 and was the third Bulgarian computer games magazine after the brochure Top Games and the magazines Master Games and Gamers' Workshop. It is the oldest computer games media in the country and is indisputably the most popular media for...
APK Archive
by ttv
software
eye 207,359
favorite 0
comment 0
TTV 1.8.4
Topic: ttv
Adventure Game Studio Depository
collection
2,113
ITEMS
202,654
VIEWS
collection
eye 202,654
Adventure Game Studio is an open source game-making tool for creating point-and-click graphic adventures in the tradition of Sierra and LucasArts titles like Space Quest and The Secret of Monkey Island. The first version was created by Chris Jones in the late 1990s, and as it was developed and expanded in the years that followed, a community grew that created hundreds of AGS games.
APK Archive
by OverHot
software
eye 199,275
favorite 0
comment 0
OverHot adalah aplikasi android gratis yang memungkinkan Anda menonton dan download video bokep gratis dari perangkat android Anda. Video bokep tersedia secara gratis untuk di tonton /streaming atau didownlad , jadi kami pikir OverHot adalah salah satu yang terbaik dan terbesar aplikasi bokep android yang dapat Anda temukan dalam berbagi kategori video. DOWNLOAD APLIKASI OVERHOT OverHot Apk, OverHot App, OverHot Aplikasi, OverHoot,OverHot Tube Apk, OverHot Apk terbaru, OverHot Apk Latest...
Topics: overhot, overtube, pornhub, xnxx, simontok, aplikasi bokep, vidhot
Mobile Config Archive
collection
94
ITEMS
198,742
VIEWS
collection
eye 198,742
The mobileconfig files are used to customize various configurations and to switch them, whenever the user needs to or to provide access to certain services. Configuration of mobile Apple devices such as the iPad and iPhone can be done using pre-cooked configuration files.
The IPA Software Archive
software
eye 196,121
favorite 0
comment 0
ff
Topic: ddc
ZeroMQ Message Queue Software History
collection
76
ITEMS
193,380
VIEWS
collection
eye 193,380
ZeroMQ , also known as 0MQ, is a distributed messaging platform. It was originally developed by FastMQ (founded by Martin Sustrik and Pieter Hintjens) between 2007 and 2009, and then acquired by iMatix Corporation in November 2009. Since 2009 it has been developed by the ZeroMQ Project using the C4 development process . This collection contains the history of the early ZeroMQ releases.
Topics: software, source, message_queue, opensource, imatix, fastmq, zeromq
APK Archive
software
eye 192,109
favorite 0
comment 0
Baixe a última versão do GBWhatsApp agora!
Topic: gbwhatsapp
The IPA Software Archive
software
eye 188,408
favorite 0
comment 0
vuminhbbrec
Topic: vuminhbbrec
CD-ROM Images
software
eye 162,357
favorite 36
comment 3
Diablo (1996)(Blizzard)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
The Walnut Creek CD-ROM Collection
collection
224
ITEMS
160,972
VIEWS
by Walnut Creek
collection
eye 160,972
Walnut Creek CDROM (of Walnut Creek, California) was an early provider of freeware, shareware and free software on CD-ROMs. The company was founded in August 1991 by Bob Bruce and was one of the first commercial distributors of free software on CD-ROMs. The company produced hundreds of titles on CD-ROMs, and ran the busiest FTP site on the Internet, ftp.cdrom.com, for many years. The CD-ROMs in this collection were imaged from original Walnut Creek CDs.
The IPA Software Archive
software
eye 158,106
favorite 0
comment 0
Yalu
Topic: yalu
collection
eye 156,253
With the introduction of offline storage (in the form of tape and punch cards, later floppy disks, hard drives and cards), computer users began to create and acquire all manner of data to use with their machines. Programs, textfiles, and later images, sound and moving image data would be collected in the course of computer ownership and maintenance. Over time, this collection would sometimes resemble a pile, or a library, or an archive. The unifying theme would only be that they were all on the...
APK Archive
software
eye 155,372
favorite 0
comment 0
Anime Slayer V 2.1.8
Topic: Anime Slayer V 2.1.8
Floppy Disks of Software
collection
785
ITEMS
147,867
VIEWS
collection
eye 147,867
This is a collection of various software programs that came on floppy disk media; while there are likely to be collections elsewhere at the archive, contributions often come in disparate piles of floppies and this collection holds them until being sorted more definitively.
PC Gamer Magazine Cover Disc Collection
collection
625
ITEMS
140,253
VIEWS
collection
eye 140,253
PC Gamer is a magazine founded in Britain in 1993 devoted to PC gaming and published monthly by Future plc. The magazine has several regional editions, with the UK and US editions becoming the best selling PC games magazines in their respective countries.[1][2] The magazine features news on developments in the video game industry, previews of new games, and reviews of the latest popular PC games, along with other features relating to hardware, mods, "classic" games and various other...
The IPA Software Archive
software
eye 137,355
favorite 0
comment 0
جلبريك
Topic: تجربة
CD-ROM Software Library
by Apple
software
eye 131,673
favorite 22
comment 8
Mac OS X Leopard Install DVD Version 10.5.4 2Z691-6232-A
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: install, dvd, apple, mac os
APK Archive
by Fatih
software
eye 127,041
favorite 1
comment 0
Vavoo 2.2 Pro
Topic: vavoo
The FTP Site Boneyard
collection
813
ITEMS
125,812
VIEWS
collection
eye 125,812
This collection contains .tar or .zip files of the collections of these sites, which are then browsable using the Internet Archive's archive view functionality. Created in 1971 (and refined in 1985), the File Transfer Protocol allowed Internet or network-connected computers to transfer binary and ASCII files between each other. To facilitate transferring of files in a pre-WWW era, FTP sites allowing anonymous or open-access connections became available worldwide. As they were often connected to...
Mobile Config Archive
software
eye 123,259
favorite 0
comment 0
my store
Topics: apps, games
APK Archive
software
eye 103,687
favorite 0
comment 0
ASD Player
Topic: ASD Player
APK Archive
software
eye 95,890
favorite 0
comment 0
lol
Topic: lol
APK Archive
by SiMontok
software
eye 92,263
favorite 0
comment 2
Download Aplikasi SiMontok Aplikasi SiMontok Adalah Aplikasi terbaru untuk mentonton video favorit anda langsung dari android anda tanpa harus browsing kesana kemari hanya untuk mencari video dewasa, kini anda dimudahkan dengan aplikasi SiMontok , dengan aplikasi simontok , semua video favorit berada dalam genggaman, membuka dan memutar video tanpa menggunakan vpn. tidak ada internet positif maupun lain sebagainya. Download Aplikasi SiMontok Aplikasi Simontok adalah salah satu aplikasi untuk...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: simontok, overhot, overtube, vidhot
The IPA Software Archive
software
eye 91,815
favorite 0
comment 0
ggff
Topic: dddd
The Games Machine Magazine (CD and DVDs)
collection
225
ITEMS
83,052
VIEWS
collection
eye 83,052
The Games Machine, also known by the acronym TGM, is an Italian Video game magazine. The magazine features previews, reviews, and cheat codes for computer games. Launched in September 1988 as the Italian edition of the British magazine The Games Machine by the Milan-based publishing company Xenia Edizioni. The publishing of the Italian edition has continued also after the close of the British edition, The Games Machine became one of the most popular video games magazine in Italy. In November...
APK Archive
by ttv
software
eye 78,037
favorite 0
comment 0
TTV 1.8.5
Topic: ttv
Operating System CD-ROMs
by Microsoft
software
eye 77,682
favorite 21
comment 8
Original version of Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3. ISO is in English! Serial:  MRX3F-47B9T-2487J-KWKMF-RPWBY
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Windows, Windows XP, Windows XP Professional, SP3, Service Pack 3, English, x86, 32-bit, Microsoft
CD-ROM Images
by Microsoft
software
eye 77,297
favorite 26
comment 7
An upgraded edition of the original with extra features. System requirements: Intel 80486DX 2/66 MHz or a compatible CPU with a  math coprocessor   (Pentium processor recommended) 16 MB of RAM (24 MB recommended, it's possible to run on 8 MB machines with /nm option used during the installation process) At least 500 MB of space available on HDD. The amount of space required depends on the installation method and the components selected, but virtual memory and system utilities as well as...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: windows
The IPA Software Archive
software
eye 68,928
favorite 0
comment 0
uu
Topic: y
The IPA Software Archive
software
eye 67,714
favorite 0
comment 0
est
Topic: tu
Github Mirror by Narabot
software
eye 67,522
favorite 0
comment 0
91Porn Android 客户端,突破游客每天观看10次视频的限制,还可以下载视频 91Porn 91Porn Android 客户端,突破游客每天观看10次视频的限制,还可以下载视频 技术概览 rxJava+retrofit+rxCache+mvp+Jsoup+dagger2 目前具备功能: 浏览首页及各分类页面信息 播放视频,搜索视频,下载视频(基本上大多数视频需要挂代理才能观看,视频下载在存储卡91Porn目录下) 用户登录注册,收藏视频功能...
Topics: GitHub, code, software, git
CD-ROM Images
software
eye 63,561
favorite 0
comment 0
1
Topic: 1
APK Archive
software
eye 60,920
favorite 0
comment 0
WhatsApp Plus Azeri Yukle  wplusyukle.com
Topic: vatsap plus yukle
MacAddict Coverdiscs
collection
161
ITEMS
59,475
VIEWS
collection
eye 59,475
MacAddict was the first North American magazine focused on the Macintosh to include a CD-ROM with every issue. MacAddict's discs included shareware and demo programs, but also came with other added features, such as staff videos and previews of content inside the magazine's hard copy. The MacAddict website was updated daily with news relevant to Apple products. MacAddict also had a mascot, a stick-figure named Max. In February 2007, MacAddict was relaunched as MacLife.
The IPA Software Archive
software
eye 57,840
favorite 0
comment 0
44
Topic: 44
Aminet CD Archive
collection
61
ITEMS
56,986
VIEWS
collection
eye 56,986
CD-ROMs released 1993-2002 containing uploads to the Aminet, an Amiga software collection brought to the world in 1992 by Urban Müller that became the largest of its kind in the world.
Topic: Amiga software
Amiga Format Magazine Coverdiscs
collection
194
ITEMS
56,275
VIEWS
collection
eye 56,275
Cover CD-ROMs from Amiga Format magazine.
Linux Format Magazine DVD-ROMs
collection
155
ITEMS
55,332
VIEWS
collection
eye 55,332
Linux Format was the UK's first Linux-specific magazine, and is currently the best-selling Linux title in the UK. It is also exported to many countries worldwide. It is published by Future Publishing (which produces PC Plus, .net and many other computer magazines). Linux Format is commonly abbreviated to LXF, and issues are referred to with LXF as a prefix followed by the issue number (for example LXF102 refers to the 102nd issue). Articles within Linux Format are well established, regularly...
CD-ROM Images
software
eye 53,322
favorite 0
comment 0
1
Topic: 1
MAGS Competition Games
collection
506
ITEMS
52,670
VIEWS
collection
eye 52,670
MAGS is a monthly contest to create a game using Adventure Game Studio (AGS) on a given theme. The theme is usually chosen by the previous month's winner. The winner is chosen by an online vote in the Adventure Game Studio community . MAGS has been running since 2001, and over the years hundreds of games have been created for it.
CD-ROM Images
software
eye 52,389
favorite 0
comment 0
1
Topic: 1